I spent every quarter that came into my possession on pinball. I rode my bike up to 10 miles to play a new machine. I owned three books on pinball technique. And, of course, I loudly condemned The Who’s pinball-themed rock opera Tommy to anyone who would listen, arguing that no deaf, dumb, and blind boy could master the game using his sense of smell.

Source: Long Live Pinball | Southwest: The Magazine

Feature story on pinball and its players by Southwest Airlines (Magazine)